Sam Houston Multiple-Use Trails : (936) 344-6205


Multi-Use Trail Motorcyle Riders

~ Map of Open and Closed Areas on the Multi-Use Trail ~

The Sam Houston National Forest offers 85 miles of multiple-use trails designated and developed for hiking, biking, horses, and registered Off-Highway Vehicles (OHVs).  Offering a variety of unique riding conditions, the multiple-use trail in the Sam Houston is the only trail open to OHVs in the National Forests in Texas. To promote sustainable and safe riding opportunities, trails are closed when conditions such as soil moisture could lead to trail damage. Before visiting please call the Ranger’s Office at 936-344-6205 or 888-361-6908 and select option 2 for trail status.

Rules & Regulations  |  East-side Map  |  West-side Map

At a Glance

Fees $5 per person, per day (self pay stations at trailheads),
$25 for a Sam Houston National Forest Annual Multiple-Use Trail Pass.
The annual pass is available at the Ranger’s Office.
Closest Towns: New Waverly, Texas
Water: None
Restroom: Vault toilets at all trailheads except 234 Equestrian Tailhead

General Information


East Side Trailhead (233): From I-45 follow FM 1375 west for 4 miles, turn north onto FS Road 233 and follow 2.5 miles.

West Side Trailhead (208): Follow FM 1375 west approximately 10 miles, turn north onto FS Road 208, continue 1.4 miles to trailhead.

Kelly's Pond Trailhead: From I-45 follow FM 1375 west approximately 10 miles, turn south on FS Road 204 for 1 mile, and turn west on FS Road 271 for 1.5 miles.

Northwest Trailhead: From I-45 follow FM 1375 west approximately 14 miles, turn right onto FM 149 and follow approximately 1.5 miles, turn north onto FM 1791, and follow 4 miles to intersection with FS Road 208 to trailhead.

234 Equestrian Trailhead (No OHVs): From I-45 follow FM 1375 West for 3.5 miles, turn left onto FS Road 234. Trailhead is located on the left side of the road. (No vault toilet at this trailhead.)



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Horse Riding & Camping

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OHV Trail Riding

Caution - This trail is also used by day hikers, mountain bikers, and horseback riders.